Setting a Fair Price

Information for Sellers
 

Naturally, you want to get top dollar for your home. But, at the same time, you don't want to scare off potential buyers with a price tag that's too high.  Setting a high price may cause your property to languish on the market for months. Reducing your asking price later on may lead buyers to wonder if there is something wrong with your home.  Here are some of the factors to consider in pricing your home.

  • Your location
  • Economic conditions
  • Supply and demand in the local housing market
  • Seasonal influences
  • Local schools
  • Average home prices in the neighborhood
  • Your home's extras -- pool, fireplace, central air, etc.

To determine the value of your home, you will want the advice of a real estate agent or appraiser. Ask an agent to prepare a market analysis for you, showing the recent selling prices of three neighborhood properties comparable to your own. The agent can help you adjust for the unique features of your own property.

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